Press Material
"Flying Over the Cuckoo's Nest" an Article by Sergey Chernov published in The St-Petersburg Times on October 27th 2006,Issue #1216(82)

«…It's 7 a.m., and the fascist birds in his cuckoo clock are going to make sure this poor sap gets up and into the bath! Little Napoleons and Kaisers get a Metropolis-type but fantastically whimsical assembly line going and pretty soon everybody's in! The catchy Vaudeville-inspired tune will have you tapping your toes all day».

«Cybercinema's unbreakable rule No42 forbids reviewing music videos. Hell, if you want phat rhymes, flash cars and booty-jiggling, there's 10 channels of MTV, sucka.

Rules are made to be broken, however, preferably by the likes of glistening gems like Alex Budovskiy's insanely inspired silhouette-cut animation in which a cuckoo-clock bird gets medieval on a tardy commuter's ass. Before long a whole phalanx of little feathered fascists are marching on London, in a Metropolis-inspired production line. Buoying the whole thing up are Stephen Coates's bouncy oom-pah acapella harmonies, full of Jazz Age jump. We want to know why he calls himself The Real Tuesday Weld, but we're too scared to ask.»

Kate Stable, Guardian Unlimited

«…It's extremely difficult to describe the black-and-white visual assault that was Bathtime in Clerkenwell. This film is actually a music video for an artist calling himself "(The Real) Tuesday Weld" (aka Stephen Coates) and the "plot" such as it is might be described as "cuckoos take over London and force people to live in cuckoo clocks." Imagine if Terry Gilliam did Heckle & Jeckle cartoons while on methamphetimine and you begin to get some idea of the riotous use of monochrome in this thing. It's only three minutes long and it's just great, but you're relieved when it's over. Used parts of my optic nerve that haven't been touched in long, long time.»

Chas, an international correspondent for Time Out magazine.

"When Psyche meets Cupid/Don't mind me if I'm stupid", purrs literate, eccentric songster the Real Tuesday Weld, over this ingenious 2D prison romance animation. When he pairs up with master animator Alex Budovsky (their last collaboration Bathtime in Clerkenwell was a Sundance festival award winner) the results are far from dim. Budovsky's stylised, monochrome silhouettes of pining, file-smuggling convicts and dancing gramophones make a nod towards prewar animation (think Felix the Cat) which meshes beautifully with TRTW's bizarrely attractive medley of 1920s tea-dance rhythms and 21st-century dance beats. Delightful, delicious and de-lovely, frankly.

Kate Stable, Guardian Unlimited